Linda Chung (鍾嘉欣) is overly stressed recently and has opened up on her leaving showbiz for a period of time.
From the pressure of preparing for her first solo concert to the rushing of completing Tiger Cubs 2 <飛虎 II>, it is of no surprise that the 29-year-old did not even bother to hide her bad mood during the filming for Tiger Cubs 2 last week, reports Jayne Stars.
Linda’s first solo concert, Love Love Love, was held on August 22 and 23 at the Kowloonbay International Trade & Exhibition Center. In addition to exhaustive preparations, the negative critical reviews that Linda had garnered from her concert – old-fashioned costumes, poor vocal abilities, less-than-stellar dancing, and uncharismatic stage presence – notably contributed to Linda’s recent downcast mood.
Exhausted from lack of spirit and sleep, Linda looked far from happy during the filming of Tiger Cubs 2 on August 29. Linda was unusually quiet and displayed a short attention span as she listened to the action choreographer. When it was her time to film, Linda kept on slipping and shots had to be retaken.
During the break, Linda rarely interacted with the crew and sat in a far corner. When a crew member came up to her to ask if she wanted water, Linda dully replied, “I don’t want it. I only drink Pocari Sweat (Japanese sports drink).” She immediately called another crew member to purchase the drink for her.
When bystanders stopped by to ask for photographs, Linda pretended she did not hear them. When she noticed a reporter snapping photos of her, she angrily said, “Can you silent your camera?”
After shooting Tiger Cubs 2, Linda will not accept any job offers and return to Canada for a long break.
“Yes, I will be on a break,” said Linda. “I want to rest.”
Tabloids reported that Linda lost the spirit to continue her career as an artist after negative reviews of her concert were published, but Linda denied the reports, expressing that she has read good reviews so far.
“My friends have reacted positively so far. I am satisfied with my performance. The whole point of the concert was to promote love, and my fans said they felt it.”